We asked teachers across the country which book they would share with their students if they were only able to choose one. With over 60 different books on the list, some of the suggestions may surprise you, but all of them are sure to engage young readers. Did your favorite book make the list?
Keeping the writing center stocked with fresh ideas and topics can take a lot of time. Not only do you have to consider your students’ different writing levels and abilities, but providing content ideas that keep them engaged is not always easy. The five ideas below will keep students thinking and engaged while they are
Multiplication. For some students it is one of the most difficult things to master. While some teachers rely heavily on drills and others promote other methods of learning the facts, there is something to be said for activities that connect the learning of facts with hands-on activities. Multiplication houses are one way to incorporate that
Math centers are a lot more fun when games are involved. Let your students explore the fun and educational math skills games on these 11 free websites. They encourage practice with everything from sorting and counting to tessellations and fractions. Be sure to print out the free downloadable at the end with all of the
Free resources are always a teacher’s dream, but when it comes to free sites to use during reading instruction the choices can be few and far between. Whether you are looking for a site to use during the Daily 5’s “Listen to Reading” time or want to provide students with a fun early-finisher activity, the
If you missed #TeachChat on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, you missed some great ideas about reading and the Common Core State Standards. Luckily, we have the complete transcript for you below. Thanks to Storify, the transcript is in order and you can read it from top to bottom. Join us on Twitter on Wednesday, September
Finding the right read-alouds at the beginning of the school year can help alleviate student anxiety. For lower elementary grades this is particularly important. Stock your read-aloud basket with some of the great titles below to get you started.
Writing centers are an integral part of the classroom. When setting your writing center up, whether it is for back to school or mid-year rearranging, try adding ten must-have items to the space. Not only will these items keep your students engaged, they will also ensure student success.
by Lori Wolfe, Monthly Columnist Do you use math sentence frames during your math instruction? If so you know how they can solidify comprehension in not only second language learners, but also all students. Let’s take a deeper look at using sentence frames in Math.
Written prompts are a tried-and-true method for encouraging creative thinking before journaling. While this approach may work well for some students, it may create barriers for others. Imagine yourself as an ELL/ESL student or a child with dyslexia who comes into the classroom and is met by an immediate barrier – written words. Before that